Smart home products can be smart — both for your wallet and the environment. Devices such as desktop computers, printers, and microwaves drain energy even when they aren’t in use, and account for 20% of your monthly electricity bill. Truthfully, it is a continuous struggle to turn off the thermostat when you leave the house and turn off the bedroom light when you’re in the kitchen. With Z-Wave products, being eco-friendly is enjoyable and straightforward as they were designed to save energy - and in turn, your money- every day.
Z-Wave products stand out from others by interacting through a cohesive mesh network, making all devices connected and accessible from just one portable app. Having your entire smart home monitored from one app allows you to power off energy-draining appliances from practically anywhere with just the touch of a finger. Below are a few of the ways you can lower your energy bills with Z-Wave:
Smart Lighting: Switch to motion-detected lighting to prevent lights from wasting energy when no one is nearby. You also have the option of creating lighting schedules to have lights turn on and off automatically based on the time. As an added plus, you can also get light sensors to adjust brightness automatically.
Smart Thermostats: You can control your smart thermostat from your phone, turning it to energy save status when you leave the house, and turning it on before you arrive home. If a window is open, the smart thermostat will intelligently shut itself off, ensuring that you won’t be using unnecessary energy. These thermostats can automatically adjust themselves from temperature settings in your smart hub, so you don’t have to worry about turning your thermostat on and off.
Smart Plugs: Some Z-Wave smart plugs offer a colorful ring on the exterior, and change color according to levels of energy usage so you can monitor usage. The plug will shut off if there is an overload in energy usage. These plugs can be used to control wasted energy from devices such as power-hungry technology products but turning them off when not in use.
Investing in even a few of Z-Wave’s energy-saving products for your smart home can help save money and the planet- who would say no to that?